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Aristakat charters

#1 of 17 Tours in Venice
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Address: Venice Beach, Venice, FL
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Dove this past weekend and although the visibility was only about 10 feet, CPT Jamie made it a great day to spend with my friend and my son. Two dives and we were back by noon and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dove this past weekend and although the visibility was only about 10 feet, CPT Jamie made it a great day to spend with my friend and my son. Two dives and we were back by noon and off to a great eatery with CPT Jamie. The boat was comfortable and well equipped, even with a hot shower after the dive.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my dad and his friend on our first fossil dive with Captain Jamie. We could not have asked for a better skipper, Jamie was patient and professional and really provided a first-class experience. Can't wait to go again!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a 2 tank dive with Captain Jaime Bostwick of Aristakat Charters. This is a small boat operation, a max of 6 divers, and you must provide all gear except weights, unless you make prior arrangements with Aristakat. That being said, this was an excellent dive trip. Capt. Bostwick polled the divers prior to the date of the trip to... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome time with Captain Jamie on his Aristakat! The boat was clean and well organized for diving. Captain Jamie was friendly, and knowledgeable. He took us to a great site and we found so many shark's teeth! We will definitely go out with him again next time we are in Venice.

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Thank rulearnin
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I scheduled a 2 tank dive and ended up blowing through 7 tanks over 3 days. Had too much fun and had to keep going. Found fossils and shark teeth, saw artificial and natural reefs, turtles sharks, grouper, stingrays... Fastest cleanest boat. Captain Jamie knows what he's doing and has the gear. Reasonable prices too!

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had an amazing time on our Christmas Eve sunset cruise. Jaime was a great captain. My 13 year old son was nervous at first and Jaime took him up on the top and he loved it. My 3 year old daughter loved Jaime. It was a really relaxing and awesome trip. Everyone was so excited about the dolphins... More 

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great day under water and topside. Captain Jamie was friendly, accommodating, and entertaining. Found lots of sharks teeth, fossils and shells. While on the boat, Jamie made sure to share his extensive knowledge of the area and local fauna. Even took us for a bit of dolphin watching after diving was done. Can't wait to go again!

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Gardena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This was the first time we used Aristakat charters to dive for Shark's teeth, bones, and dead shells. We found Capt. Jamie knowledgeable about the best spots to dive and we will definitely use him again next time we are in the area. The 6-pack boat is fast, comfortable to ride in, and is great for self-sufficient divers to use.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

After many trips to Venice, our university diving club had its best success by far with the Aristakat. Capt. Jamie is very knowledgeable about where/how to find fossils, and he is always professional. From the get go, you can tell that you're with a charter that knows what it's doing. Everything from fossil identification to search patterns is explained thoroughly... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Captain Jamie is always friendly and helpful. Safety is his number one priority and he knows all the best spots for shark tooth diving! I tried other charters but none consistently delivered the great experience I always get with Aristakat! On Our dives with Aristakat this week I didn't find "a" megaladon tooth, I found 3!!!

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